More hospitals test older docs for competency

From Fierce Healthcare:

So more hospitals are taking a page from the aviation industry and requiring doctors over a certain age to undergo physical and cognitive evaluations to renew their medical staff privileges.

In fact, between 5 percent and 10 percent of hospitals have adopted age-based medical staff policies, according to Jonathan Burroughs, physician executive and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, FierceHealthcare previously reported.

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